Exercise Science Undergrads Win ACSM Texas Chapter’s Student Bowl

March 9, 2020

Exercise science majors Cameron Vaughan, Hayden Rich, and Maria Hadjimarcou in the Department of Kinesiology and Health Education (KHE) edged out 35 teams from schools across Texas to win the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) Texas Chapter’s Student Bowl.

The Student Bowl is a Jeopardy-style competition where teams of three undergraduates answer questions pulled from categories such as human physiology, anatomy, exercise physiology, biomechanics, and strength and conditioning./p>

Fellow exercise science majors Sean Kuehn and Olivia Siciliano and athletic training major Alex Pitts made up the second University of Texas at Austin team that also advanced to the final round. UT Austin teams have won four of the last five competitions.

Research Associate Professor Michelle Harrison, who serves as the faculty sponsor and coach, said Vaughan, Rich, and Hadjimarcou will represent Texas at the national ACSM conference in San Francisco at the end of May. KHE and the Texas ACSM chapter will provide the students with funding and scholarships to help cover travel costs.

Michelle Harrison with her students and the TACSM president after winning the TACSM Bowl.
  TACSM President Scott Davis and Faculty Sponsor Michelle Harrison with winning team members Maria Hadjimarcou, Hayden Rich, and Cameron Vaughan.